Folk singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player who released "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and "Annie's Song."
He changed his name to Denver because Deutschendorf would not fit on a marquee. His first guitar was given to him by his grandmother when he was eleven years old.
After creating numerous hits throughout the 1970s, he began focusing on humanitarian work, especially conservation projects.
He married Annie Martell on June 9, 1967; after their divorce in 1983, he remarried Cassandra Delaney on August 12, 1988.
He worked in philanthropy with Olivia Newton John.